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27 Famous People Who Shut Down Body-Shaming

27 Famous People Who Shut Down Body-Shaming
Written by Arindam
27 Famous People Who Shut Down Body-Shaming

“I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”

1.

Lizzo


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In 2020, a family on TikTok received a negative comment that read, “Your son really needs to go and at least exercise, he’s gonna be the next Lizzo if he doesn’t.”


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Lizzo shared a TikTok video reacting to the happy family with the perfect caption to address the internet troll. “Oh, you mean the next million dollar dealin’, cover of Vogue havin’, 3x Grammy Award winning icon, actress, activist, with a perfect ass?”


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2.

Ariana Grande


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In 2015, some loser wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “Got asked if I’d prefer Ariel Winter or Ariana Grande lol. It would definitely be Ariel. Curves are sexy. Sticks aren’t.”


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The singer responded to the skinny-shaming on Twitter, writing, “We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy! Loving yourself is sexy! You know what is NOT sexy? Misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing, and body-shaming!”


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3.

Jennifer Lopez


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In 2016, the singer told E! that she faced pressure to slim down early in her career. “They kept telling me to lose weight. I was a dancer, and I was athletic, and even my manager at the time — who I no longer work with — was telling me, ‘You need to lose weight. You need to be thinner,'” she recalled.


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But J.Lo was not having it. “I was like, ‘No, I don’t. If I lose any more weight, it won’t be me.'”


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4.

Jonah Hill


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Early last year, the Daily Mail published a pic of the actor shirtless at the beach. Jonah shared a powerful post on Instagram, writing, “I don’t think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid 30s, even in front of family and friends. Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers.”


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“So the idea that the media tries to play me, by stalking me while surfing and printing photos like this, and it can’t [faze] me anymore is dope,” he continued. “I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself.”

Later in the year, Jonah also shared a message on Instagram asking people to stop commenting on his body. “I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good,” he wrote.

5.

Selena Gomez


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Throughout 2015, the singer dealt with constant body-shaming. On one of her Instagram posts, a commenter wrote, “You need to work out! Please stop eating junk food.” In a second comment, they continued, “She’s an actress; she needs to tone her body. In the business, sadly, the image — it’s important.”


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In late 2015, she revealed she has lupus and underwent various treatments, including chemotherapy, for it.

Selena replied, “You’re disgusting. I’m IN the business, and I could care less about what ‘they’ or you say I should look like. I don’t need to do anything other than love myself, [and] take care of my work, fans, family, and friends.”


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6.

Kristen Bell


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The actor faced heavy criticism for weight gain during both of her pregnancies. During a 2013 interview with Redbook, she spoke about her postpartum body, saying, “I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse. … I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that’s just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.”


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“Comparison is one long, agonizing death and does not interest me at all,” she added.

Earlier this year, the Yellowjackets actor slammed body-shamers who claim to just care about health.


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“[B]itch you don’t see me on my Peleton!” she wrote. “You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy.”

The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the “I care about her health!!” people…bitch you don’t see me on my Peleton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy


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8.

Kelly Clarkson


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In 2015, British TV personality Katie Hopkins wrote now-deleted tweets fat-shaming the singer. In the first, she wrote, “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers?” In the second, she said, “Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better.”


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During an interview with Heat, Kelly responded to Katie’s cruel words: “She tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me.”


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“I’ve just never cared what people think,” she continued. “It’s more if I’m happy, and I’m confident and feeling good; that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family. I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

9.

Lily Allen


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The same Katie Hopkins also made disparaging remarks about Lily’s post-pregnancy body. During an interview with Heat, Katie said that for Lily Allen, becoming a mother “largely involved gaining 2 stone and looking pretty hideous.”


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Lily responded in a series of tweets: “Yes, after tragically [losing] a child so late into my pregnancy, I may have gained a few pounds. I am one of many that find comfort in food. The two pregnancies that followed were terrifying because of what had happened before and I was pretty much on bed rest for 20 months.”


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She continued, “I wasn’t exercising because I didn’t want to take any risks, and funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being thin.”


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“Oh, and whilst ‘weighing me up’ [and] [f]at shaming, you were a stone out. I gained 3, not 2. And hey, look I’m on the cover of Elle this month!” she concluded.

10.

Sarah Hyland


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In 2017, the actor received a wave of hateful comments on social media telling her “to eat a burger” and that her head was “bigger than her body.”


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Sarah suffers from kidney dysplasia, which means her kidneys did not develop normally in the womb. In a 2018 interview with Self, she revealed that her body began rejecting her first kidney transplant toward the end of 2016. She started dialysis, which led to a significant weight drop, and she got a second kidney transplant in 2017.

In a long message shared on Twitter, she wrote, “I am not a fan of ‘being skinny’. Which many of you have told me that I am too much of. ‘Eat a burger’ ‘your head is bigger than your body and that’s disgusting’ And you’re right! I should eat a burger! Cause they’re fucking delicious! […] but considering I’ve basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass. My circumstances have put me in a place where I’m not in control of what my body looks like.”


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She continued, “My self-confidence is not rendered from your comments. Because I will always be too fat. I will always be too skinny. I will never have enough curves to be called a woman. And I will always be a slut for wearing a push up bra. Love the you you set out to be.”


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11.

Charlie Puth


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After a shirtless pic of Charlie leaving the gym made its way around social media, negative comments were made about the singer’s body. Soon after, he tweeted, “Hey just a very quick reminder that it’s not cool to body shame anyone. Not entirely sure what the purpose of it is. Sorry I don’t have an 8-pack like damn…”

Hey just a very quick reminder that it’s not cool to body shame anyone. Not entirely sure what the purpose of it is. Sorry I don’t have an 8 pack like damn……


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12.

Simone Biles


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In 2016, the Olympic superstar tweeted this picture of herself. Some commenters mocked her appearance, with one now-suspended man writing, “Your back has more muscle than mine does.”


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Simone quickly responded, “[Y]ou can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it’s MY body. I love it & I’m comfortable in my skin.”

you all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it’s MY body. I love it & I’m comfortable in my skin 🖤


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13.

Ashley Graham


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In 2016, the model made an Instagram post calling out someone who’d called her thighs “cellulite city.”


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“I now realize these thighs tell a story of victory and courage. I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you. #beautybeyondsize #effyourbeautystandards,” she wrote.


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14.

Jennifer Aniston


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After yet another whirlwind of pregnancy rumors in 2016, the actor penned a powerful essay for HuffPost addressing the nonsense: “For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body-shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news.'”


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She continued: “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.”


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“We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise.”

15.

Melissa McCarthy


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In an Observer review of Melissa’s 2013 movie Identity Thief, critic Rex Reed called her “tractor-sized.”


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The actor told the New York Times, “I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids, who are mooning me and singing me songs.”


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16.

Jason Momoa


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After a shirtless picture of the actor on vacation went viral, many people fat-shamed his supposed “dad bod.” When a TMZ reporter asked Jason if the body-shaming hurt him, he replied, “Not at all…tell TMZ I’ll show you my dad bod soon.”


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17.

Jennifer Lawrence


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In a 2014 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the actor revealed that producers fat-shamed her early in her career. “Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight. They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked and told me to use them as motivation for my diet,” she explained.


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“If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself,'” she said.


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18.

Lady Gaga


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After the singer killed it at the 2017 Super Bowl, she faced tons of criticism online about her stomach.


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She addressed that nonsense with a beautiful Instagram post: “I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body, and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions.”


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19.

Gabourey Sidibe


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Social media trolls body-shamed the Precious actor when she attended the 2014 Golden Globes. Twitter users wrote cruel hashtags like “ImSurprisedSheCouldFitInTheFrame” and “IThinkSheAteTheGoldenGlobes.”


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Gabby tweeted the perfect comeback: “I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night.”

To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK


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20.

Lili Reinhart


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In 2018, a photo of the Riverdale star made its way around social media, with many people saying that she looked pregnant.


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The actor addressed the chatter through a series of posts on her Instagram story. “This is just my body. And sometimes I’m bloated. Sometimes an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I gain weight. My body is something I will NEVER apologize for.”


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“My body will constantly go through change. And so will yours. And that’s fine. So let’s not put so much time and effort into caring about a stranger’s figure,” she concluded.

21.

Jameela Jamil


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In 2018, a man approached the Good Place actor at the gym and told her that every time he saw her, he thought, Ah, what a shame, she could look so amazing. He informed her that there were so many different things she could do to improve her body.


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“I’m comfortable, I enjoy my body, I enjoy my curves,” she said in a video after the encounter. “No one needs this. I don’t need this man. To that man, don’t walk up to anyone, don’t walk up to a woman ever again and say anything like that. I don’t need your advice, I don’t want your advice, I didn’t ask you for your advice as to whether or not I’m good-looking enough. Just fuck off.”


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22.

Bebe Rexha


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In 2019, the singer shared a now-deleted picture on Instagram of herself performing. The comment section quickly filled with criticism over her weight, with one person calling her “tubby.”


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Bebe responded with a series of tweets: “To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it.”

To all the people tweeting mean things to me about my weight you just want a response and you will not get it.


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She continued, “Unless you are completely perfect you have no fuckin right to talk about anybody else’s body.”

Unless you are completely perfect you have no fuckin right to talk about anybody else’s body. The hate you breed that stems from Insecurity don’t look pretty on you.


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Bebe concluded with, “I don’t give two shits about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight.”

I don’t give a two shits about what people think about my weight. I care about what I think about my weight.


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23.

Tyra Banks


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In 2007, photos of the supermodel in a bikini were plastered across the tabloids. Articles mocked her weight with headlines like “Thigh-ra Banks” and “America’s Next Top Waddle.”


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Soon after, she addressed the fat-shaming on an episode of The Tyra Banks Show: “To all of you that have something nasty to say about me or other women that are built like me…I have one thing to say to you: Kiss my fat ass!”

24.

50 Cent


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After his performance at the Super Bowl a few months ago, haters mercilessly fat-shamed the rapper. He offered an iconic response in an Instagram post: “Fat shaming only applies when [you’re] ashamed of your fat.”


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25.

Alyssa Milano


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In 2013, radio host Jay Mohr hosted a NASCAR Awards event, where Alyssa was a presenter. Later that month, Jay made some horrible statements about her post-pregnancy body on the radio. “It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a shit.’ I read it on her gut. … Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx, and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.'”


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Alyssa responded to his crap with a very classy tweet: “So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.”

[email protected] So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.


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26.

Kourtney Kardashian


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Two years ago, the reality TV star shared pics of herself in a bikini on Instagram. One commenter decided that she looked pregnant and said so.

Kourt responded, writing, “[T]his is me when I have a few extra pounds on, and I actually love it. I have given birth three amazing times and this is the shape of my body.”

27.

And Finally, Zendaya


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During E!’s Fashion Police coverage of the 2015 Oscars, Giuliana Rancic infamously said Zendaya’s locs made her look like someone who smelled of “patchouli oil” or “weed.”


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The actor shut down Giuliana’s horrific comments with a beautifully written response she shared on Twitter.


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“There is already harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair. My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough,” she wrote.


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A year later, actor Julie Klausner skinny-shamed Zendaya in a now-deleted tweet. “Zendaya’s ultimate retort to Giuliana Rancic is starving herself down to the size of one of her elbows,” she wrote.


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Zendaya responded, “Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you as well.”

Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you aswell #youreallywannabenext?


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“Now….everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that shit. #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning,” she concluded.

Now….everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that shit😘 #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning


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A round of applause to all these celebs for putting body-shamers in their place!!

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